incroatia triathlon camp
with team tissink

APRIL 30 - MAY 3

INCroatia is proud to present a triathlon location that offers and ideal combination of nature, facilities and services to get the most out of your training efforts.

 

With a truly spectacular destination, stunning course and electric atmosphere, Rijeka and its surrounding areas provide the perfect backdrop for four intense days of triathlon training at our INCroatia Triathlon Camp with 8 time Ironman Champion, Raynard Tissink!

Raynard has been involved in the sport for nearly 20 years and achieved success in all distances of the race, with numerous SA titles from Sprint Distance, Olympic, Half Ironman, and Ultra to Ironman distances.

He and his wife Natalie, an ex National swimming champion and triathlete, run the Team Tissink Triathlon academy in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. With a joint 45 years of triathlon and swim coaching, as well as racing experience, they helped elite athletes achieve world records and become Ironman Champions, as well as helped absolute beginners cross the finish line smiling.

This April, they will be joining the INCroatia team in the beautiful setting of the Kvarner Bay, the pearl of the Adriatic, and coaching established or aspiring triathletes in all disciplines of the sport, helping them focus and giving each participant maximum attention and concrete pointers on how to improve. To ensure this, the maximum number of participants per term is 18, so book soon and secure you spot.

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Entry requirements - over 18 years of age and able complete the following: 1900m swim, 90km bike, 21km run

SWIMMING

T
he beach-side Kantrida Swimming Pool Complex in western Rijeka, one of the top swimming facilities in Europe which regularly hosts training camps for USA Swimming, boasts two Olympic pools (indoor and outdoor) and two indoor 25-m pools and is an excellent way to complement the open water component when focusing on technique. The pools will be used to analyze and correct stroke technique.

The crystal clear waters of the Adriatic, will be used for open water swimming, mastering sighting, breathing and sea swimming. Both Raynard and Natalie will be in the water with the athletes, ensuring hands on attention.

Kantrida swimming complex

Kantrida swimming pool

Open-water swimming in Opatija

RUNNING

T
he speed sessions, warmup techniques and stretches will be coached at the Kantrida outdoor stadium, a unique track wedged between limestone cliffs and the Adriatic, offering a full 400-m running circle.

The camp participants will also have the chance to experience longer runs along the lungo mare, a 12-km long coastal promenade connecting the villages of Volosko and Lovran along the curvy shore and passing through the town of Opatija, where camp participants will be accommodated.

For a more challenging and hilly run, there are several different ant trails leading from Opatija to the top of Mount Ucka (1400 m altitude).

Run challenging courses

Kantrida Indoor Track Hall

Kantrida Outdoor Stadium

CYCLING

T
he beautiful Kvarner region brings ample opportunity for this discipline, with more than a thousand kilometers of cycling tracks connecting it to the adjoining Istria region, as well as the island of Krk and the neighbouring country of Slovenia.

In the area surrounding the town of Opatija, there are routes offering various cycling options, from flatter routes, to undulating and beautiful climbs. On the low-traffic asphalt road to the top of Mount Ucka there are stretches of up to 14% inclines.

Different aspects of training will be included and explained, including training with power, hill repeats, big gear work,pedaling technique, tempo, Lt, aerobic and anaerobic workouts. Correct bike set up will also be discussed.

Opatija Riviera

Ride through different terrains

Cycle along beautiful scenery

HOTEL GARDENIJA

March Camp

March 17th – 24th 2018

see the training schedule

Come and see for yourself! From March 10 until 12, we will be hosting a recce trip for representatives of 8 select triathlon teams. We will be covering return airport transfers from ZAG, half board hotel accommodation, and all the touring and inspections during the two days.

GETTING HERE

Opatija is within 2.5 hrs drive from the following airports:
Rijeka (RJK) 40 mins
Pula (PUY) 90 mins
Trieste (TRS) 105 mins
Zagreb (ZAG) 120 mins
Ljubljana (LJU) 120 mins
Venice (VCE) 150 mins
Treviso (TSF) 150 mins

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Get into fast lane and kick off your 2018 season with a camp on the Adriatic coast! Croatia, Kvarner Bay, your #1 choice for an easily accessible top location triathlon training camp.

With an optimal combination of open water swimming in crystal-clear sea, running in beautiful nature, and cycling roads with unique sea and mountain views, you are bound to have a successful training week.

All pool sessions take place at the Kantrida pool complex (the European base for USA Swimming team) and all OW sessions start from the beach underneath your hotel.

You will be accommodated in Opatija, in a newly renovated top quality Habsburg hotel with excellent breakfast and dinner included.

Prices per person:
12 pax  – €585
16 pax – €565
20 pax – €555
Single room supplement: €120

Included in this price:

  • 7 nights half board at sea- side hotel Continental 4* (rich buffet breakfast and dinner);
  • Airport transfers from any of the following airports: Rijeka, Pula, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Trieste;
  • Lane hire at 50 metre pool at Kantrida Swimming Pool Complex as indicated in timetable;
  • Indoor hall and stadium hire as indicated in timetable;
  • Van support for all longer bike rides;
  • Commutes to stadium/indoor hall/pool on indicated days.
  • Bike storage room at hotel and pool;
  • Support person throughout the programme;

Tuesday afternoon excursion option: €45 pp (trip to the city of Rovinj in Istria and wine-tasting at local winery).

Not what you’re looking for? We’d love to play around with dates and scheduling to make sure you get a bespoke training experience! Let us know what dates and budget work better and we’ll make sure to find something that suits.

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THE SCHEDULE


Thursday
30th April

Friday
1st May

Saturday
2nd May

Sunday
3rd May

AM

· Arrival
· Meet and Greet

· Pool swim with technique work
· 2hr bike ride including Big Gear Hill repeats

· 4-5hr long, hilly ride including tempo and Lt zone riding
· 30min Brick run straight off the bike
· 30min Transition training

· 1hr short ride, followed by a long brick run off the bike
· Run technique discussion
· Sea Swim – Practicing entry and exit techniques, sighting and stroke correction

PM

· 1hr run session
· Dinner and Q&A

· 1hr Track Run including warm-up drills, dynamic stretching and run intervals
· Dinner and Q&A

· 45min sea swim
· Dinner and Q&A

· Check-out, lunch and departure

Additional options: Bike set up, video analysis on swim

(AM)

(PM)

Thursday 30th April

· Arrival
· Meet and Greet

· 1hr run session
· Dinner and Q&A

Friday
1st May

· Pool swim with technique work
· 2hr bike ride including Big Gear Hill repeats

· 1hr Track Run including warm-up drills, dynamic stretching and run intervals
· Dinner and Q&A

Saturday
2nd May

· 4-5hr long, hilly ride including tempo and Lt zone riding
· 30min Brick run straight off the bike
· 30min Transition training

· 45min sea swim
· Dinner and Q&A

Sunday
3rd May

· 1hr short ride, followed by a long brick run off the bike
· Run technique discussion
· Sea Swim – Practicing entry and exit techniques, sighting and stroke correction

· Check-out, lunch and departure

Additional options: Bike set up, Video analysis on swim

SEE MORE ABOUT THE FACILITIES AND THE LOCATION BY checking out:

USA Swimming in Croatia

INCroatia Youth Swim Camp